Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
at VanDusen Botanical Garden
Monday, July 05, 2010 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA - Revised (July 05)

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, June 21, 2010 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
COMMITTEE REPORTS
STAFF REPORT
  1. Stanley Park and English Bay Seawall Reconstruction – Contract Award
    Staff report dated June 22, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D as per the attached Council report .
  1. Bylaw Enforcement/Smoking Regulation Bylaw
    Staff report dated June 22, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
    Appendix A and Appendix B.

  2. Grandview Park – Construction Contract Award -This item has been taken off the agenda.

  3. Norquay Park Upgrade–Contract Award
    Staff report dated June 25, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.

  4. Naming of Southeast False Creek Recreation Facility
    Staff report dated June 22, 2010 recommending that the Board approve "Creekside Recreation Centre" as the name of the new recreation facility in Southeast False Creek.

  5. Special Event Permit - Market at Pigeon Park
    Staff report dated June 23, 2010 recommending that the Board grant permission for a vendor market at Pigeon Park, to be operated by the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council.
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Mackinnon:

WHEREAS the noise level of the Park Board gas-powered leaf blowers is approx. 65 dbl, and the World Health Organization recognizes that continuous noise levels above 55 dbl are annoying to communities and can have negative health effects;

AND WHEREAS gas powered leaf blowers can create significant amounts of small particle dust, which can consist of pesticides, herbicides, animal fecal matter, and other assorted chemical fallout from our industrialized society, which when blown into the air, can become an airborne health hazard, contributing to respiratory problems, asthma, and immune disorders;

AND WHEREAS many cities and towns in North America have partial or full-time bans on gas-powered leaf blowers;

THEREFORE be it resolved that the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation replace the use of gas powered leaf blowers with more sustainable methods of clearing leaves.

Enquiries, Other Matters and New Business

In-camera Meeting

THAT the Board later this evening go into a meeting which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2 (1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

(a)  personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the city or another position appointed by the city.

 Next Meeting: Monday, July 19, 2010, 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.

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